Collings MT2 Mandolin Black Top with Sunburst Back and Sides ID-6998
Collings MT2 Mandolin Black Top with Sunburst Back and Sides
Hand-crafted in Austin, TX, Collings mandolins are built with finest seasoned spruce and eastern maple. With equal emphasis placed on tone, "fit and finish" and playability, they achieve a new benchmark of quality in mandolins.
The Collings MT Mandolin is a standard A-model with simplified appointments. The top is a wonderful fully carved Adirondack spruce with a Black Gloss Finish complimented by flamed maple back and sides with a satin finish. Adirondack Spruce is highly responsive without requiring a heavy pick attack. This tonewood is known for warm, lush, thick sounds with a smooth high end and punchy midrange. It doesn't need to be played hard to sound great, although it handles heavy playing quite well too.
To complete the package, this custom MT also features custom Ivoroid body bindings, and Nickel tuners with Ivoroid buttons which make for a very classy look, complimenting the Black gloss finish perfectly. These additional features really make the MT stand out, with a very classy and traditional appearance.
Collings makes instruments with such superb tone and aesthetics. The craftmanship is top notch and comes out in the tone, playability, and feel of their great instrument. This mandolin is truly a great one to add to any players collection.
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Shipping Weight: 47 lbs
Top Wood: Adirondack Spruce
Back Wood: Maple
Nut Width: 1 3/16"
Bracing: Parallel tone bar bracing
Inlays: MOP Dot fingerboard inlays
Neck Wood: Premium figured maple
Fretboard: Ebony 5 1/2"-11 5/8" Compound fingerboard radius
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 1 9/16" string spacing
Bridge: Custom adjustable floating ebony bridge
Tuners: Nickel or gold tuners with Ivoroid Buttons
Purfling: Black / White
Body Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Fretboard Binding: Grained Ivoroid
Headstock Shape: Bound "Haircut" Headstock
Headstock Overlay: Ebony
Headstock Inlay: Collings Logo / Flourish Inlay
Neck Profile: V shaped neck profile
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Collings original one-piece nickel tailpiece
Misc. 2: Fully adjustable truss rod
Misc. 3: Medium 18% nickel-silver fretwire
Misc. 4: 22-frets, neck joins the body at the 15th fret
Misc. 5: Mortise and tenon neck joint
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